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Author(s):Stier, John
Author Affiliation:Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:Kiwi golf course management and the NZSTI
Column Name:Gazing in the grass
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 31, No. 5, September/October 2002, p. 5-7.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:3
Keywords:TIC Keywords: New Zealand Sports Turf Institute; Education; Golf greens; Golf green maintenance; Poa annua; Agrostis tenuis; Pennisetum clandestinum; Mowing height; Irrigation; Aerification; Disease control; Weed control; Pest control
Geographic Terms:New Zealand
Abstract/Contents:Discusses New Zealand's golf industry, explaining that "similar to much of the rest of the world there are no major turf programs at the universities nor does an extension service exist. Instead, education and extension-type activities such as troubleshooting pests and problematic putting greens is performed by the New Zealand Sports Turf Institute (NZSTI)." Describes the history and uses of the NZSTI, which was started in 1949. Explains that "most of New Zealand's golf courses are owned by `incorporated societies' and governed by a Board of Members. A few are municipally-owned; private ownership is very rare." Describes the management practices present in New Zealand, which are "largely similar to those of Wisconsin...greens are typically creeping bentgrass and Poa annua. The greatest difference is the heavy reliance on browntop (colonial bentgrass) for fairways and sometimes greens." Discusses New Zealand maintenance practices, including mowing heights, irrigation aerification and disease, weed and insect control. States that "in general golf course maintenance in New Zealand mirrors our own practices in the states."
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Stier, J. 2002. Kiwi golf course management and the NZSTI. Grass Roots. 31(5):p. 5-7.
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